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Speer: Tough subjects kick off the new year

January 17, 2014 Certainly Alpena Municipal Council is wasting no time to immerse itself in sticky and controversial issue. more »»

Murch: Busy weekend ahead for NE Michigan

January 17, 2014 If you're looking for a weekend with plenty of entertainment choices, then next week should be right up your alley. Three big events hit the area and each offers something different. more »»

Krawczak: Leave auto-pilot to technology

January 13, 2014 On a talk radio show recently, the hosts were discussing the 2014 Consumer Electronics Association Show that happens in Las Vegas this time of yea. more »»

Editorial: Giving thanks to those who brave the elements for us

January 10, 2014 Today seems the perfect time to stop and say “thank you” to a host of people whose jobs are made harder by the frigid cold weather and snow of winte. more »»

Speer: Communication limits thorny issues

January 10, 2014 Watching government officials of different jurisdictions interact with each other often provides an interesting lesson in non-verbal communication. more »»

Questions, Anyone?

January 10, 2014 Besser Co. in WWII Q. Reader Steve Westrope asks, "What did Besser Company manufacture in World War II?" A. more »»

Editorial: Adopt a hydrant to keep clear of snow this winter

January 9, 2014 We were reminded again this week with the bitter cold weather that it is probably time again to suggest to readers to adopt a fire hydrant in their neighborhood. more »»

Stutzman: 3 steps to success for Alpena

January 6, 2014 It has begun. For the next month and a half Alpena and her surrounding resources will be broadcast to an audience of millions. This type of opportunity has never happened to Alpena before. more »»

Editorial: Not getting designation is just a setback

January 3, 2014 The FAA’s snub of Alpena as a UAS Center of Excellence this week doesn’t have to mean the end of the world. Yes, it’s disappointing. No, it isn’t what any of us would have wanted. more »»

Speer: Ready to watch Major League Fishing

January 3, 2014 Remember when it was sunny, temperatures were in the 70s to 80s and “on the water” meant cool blue liquid and not ice? After all this sub-zero weather and more headed our way soon, that sure sounds... more »»

Speer: Ready to watch Major League Fishing

January 3, 2014 Remember when it was sunny, temperatures were in the 70s to 80s and “on the water” meant cool blue liquid and not ice? After all this sub-zero weather and more headed our way soon, that sure sounds... more »»

Editorial: Try to find hope despite a pessimistic poll

January 2, 2014 What is your impression of government these days? If you are like most of America, then you are pretty pessimistic. more »»

Krawczak: I never heard about that

December 30, 2013 Have you ever heard about an event after it happened and thought you would have liked to attend, had you heard about it in advance? At the Chamber we hear this frequently. more »»

Editorial: Pettalia, Moolenaar voting records show they are on the job for NE Michigan

December 27, 2013 Kudos to State Rep. Peter Pettalia and Sen. John Moolenaar, neither of whom missed a legislative vote in 201. more »»

Murch: A few things I’d like to see happen

December 27, 2013 We are just days away from the end of 2013. Is it just me, or do the days seem to be passing by faster every day. Have you made, or do you make, New Year's resolutions? I don't make resolutions. more »»

Questions, Anyone?

December 27, 2013 Shoes on trees Q. Reader Delores Chase suggested calling Shelter in response to an "unanswered question" in the Oct. 19 Q&A column. more »»

Editorial: Lafarge continues its commitment to invest in Alpena

December 26, 2013 New scrubbers at Lafarge’s Alpena plant represent yet another investment the company has made in Alpena, a good sign that officials believe the Alpena company is part of its long-term strategy. more »»

Editorial: Make sure to take precautions when shoveling

December 25, 2013 With all the snow the region has received already this winter, we would be remiss to not remind residents to exercise caution when shoveling. more »»

Stutzman: Something new for 2014

December 23, 2013 It’s easy to think about giving this time of year. The biggest “giving” holiday is merely hours away. more »»

 
 

 

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